Tit for Tat – Pay Me Back

By: Katie Messer “The merciful are blessed, for they will be shown mercy” (Matthew 5:7). Have you even been blown away by the generosity of another? Maybe you are in college and instant soup is on the menu multiple times a week. Perhaps you are working multiple jobs, but still…
May 16, 2016

Weakness is a Blessing

By: Tekoa Manning Can I ask you to think about your greatest weakness for a moment? Now, can I invite you to look at some things Jesus, Yeshua, did that I find mesmerizing, that might be encouraging to you? There was a man in the book of John, who was…
March 7, 2016
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Redefining Failure

By: Abigail Driscoll Shame. Guilt. Worthlessness. Inadequacy. These are feelings many of us are all too familiar with, especially when it comes to failure. Maybe you applied for a job you really wanted and after interviewing, the company decided to move on with a different candidate. Maybe you started a…
January 9, 2016

He is Perfect Love

When the day bird sings and the trees clap their hands When the ocean foams along the shore When the sun kisses your face and the breeze ripples your hair When you can't feel a thing because perfect love cast out fear. And perfect love is obsolete For you went…
November 9, 2015


by Kristina Fertala The frontal lobe is the portion of the brain responsible for memory storage, motor control, and most importantly decision making, building and growing the reference of correctness that will guide our lives. In a unique comparison to other lobes, the frontal lob does not reach its complete developmental functionality until…
June 1, 2015
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You Get a New Name!

by Christina StolaasHave you ever read something that resonates so loudly within your heart that it just stops you in your tracks? This morning I’m having one of those moments where I feel compelled to sit down and pour my heart out. Though the pace and schedule for today is…
November 6, 2012

The Most Beautiful People

by Natalie Lynn BortonI discovered this quote a while ago, but had forgotten about it until recently when a dear friend reminded me of it. It’s such a beautiful truth, isn’t it? We hate to struggle and we crave to be beautiful, but what if in order to be truly…
October 17, 2012
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The Glory of Discomfort

by Kristen Leigh Evensen Photo by P.H. Fitzgerald “The grass is always greener.” Many of us have heard this phrase used countless times, as a response to our innate desire for something better, lovelier, or easier. Especially during moments when our circumstances seem too overbearing for words, who has not…
August 27, 2012

Not Defined By The Past

by Natalie Lynn Borton Friend, you are worth so much more than what you've done. Whatever is in the past is behind—unchangeable. Yes, there may be some shame you need to overcome. Yes, you might need to dig deep and learn something from your personal history. But be defined by…
July 9, 2012
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Waves of Mercy

by Christina Stolaas This week I got an opportunity to spend some time in one of my favorite places for spring break: the beach. No scene in my mind is as peaceful as blue skies, the glorious warmth of sun rays, sparkling soft white sand and bluish -green waves rhymetically…
April 27, 2012

Life or Death

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Below is a personal testimony from Christie, a beloved Wonderfully Made Executive Team member. It is raw, honest, powerful and true, and intended to provide perspective. To learn more about Christie's story and the freedom she's experienced from her past, please watch her HerStory film here.…
April 17, 2012

The Hosea Love Story: Part Two

by Natalie Lynn Borton Part two of The Hosea Love Story is all about God's tough love toward us. Just as an unfaithful wife tries to run from the covenant she and her husband have, we too run away from the unconditional love and eternal commitment God makes to us,…
April 3, 2012
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He Will Finish You

by Christina Stolaas I’ve never considered myself a perfectionist by nature. However, as I grow closer to Jesus my failures seem to persistently antagonize me. Despite how many “things I do right”-- the actions I focus and internalize on are my shortcomings. My weaknesses! The inconvenient truth is the closer…
March 21, 2012